We would like to remind our communities that they can drive-thru Community Based Assessment Centres (CBAC) during the level 4 lock down period.
Official numbers will be released, but thousands of people have driven-thru this past week thanks to the tireless effort of staff working around the clock to ensure there is a place to go for anyone concerned they might have COVID-19.
Staff are set up across the Waikato and will be there to assess and test people every day.
The test results will take several days for those who have COVID-19 swaps taken.
“We have been building an aeroplane and flying it at the same time with these centres. We set them up in 48 hours, it’s an immense amount of work and I’m so proud of our healthcare team and partnership with Civil Defence, Councils and Iwi to achieve what we have” says Dr Damian Tomic, Waikato DHB clinical director of planning.
You need to attend a CBAC if you are displaying flu-like systems or have recently travelled.
Firstly, phone Healthline on 0800 358 5453. Healthline will provide guidance on whether assessment and testing is needed. If you cannot get through to Healthline you can also phone your general practice/doctor for advice.
GPs that are offering COVID-19 assessments: